Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Creighton University presents stimulating lectures by Creighton faculty in Joslyn’s Abbott Lecture Hall on select Sundays at 2:00 pm. CU at Joslyn, offered in collaboration with Creighton’s University College, presents a variety of topics and interdisciplinary perspectives on Joslyn’s collections or exhibitions. CU at Joslyn is free for Museum members and Creighton students and faculty with ID, and $5 for the general public.
“The Life and Times of François Auguste René Rodin” presented by Jan Lund, Modern Languages and Literatures
The French sculptor, illustrator, graphic artist, and painter François Auguste René Rodin is considered to be the founder of Impressionist style in the art of the sculpture. Rodin was regarded by many in his lifetime as the successor of Michelangelo. His career spanned an epoch scarred by the Franco-Prussian War, Commune, fall of Napoleon III, and World War I. Despite civic calamity, he thrived alongside luminous contemporaries like Degas, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse, Hugo, Zola, Mirabeau, Proust, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Bizet, Gounod, and Offenbach. How these legends flourished in adversity is the great paradox of the period. Rodin was wise enough to leverage both travel and the new art of public relations to become an international celebrity. His century-old legacy remains fresh, vital and expressive: in many respects it's still unsurpassed. My talk will present the life and times of this consummate French artist.
Image: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917); Eve, 1881, Griffoul et Lorge (foundry); cast bronze, Tancock version B; Collection of Joslyn Art Museum; Given by Family and Friends in Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Morsman, 1964.
Other CU at Joslyn talks...
- “Do you see what I see?: The Traveling Views of Martín Rico y Ortega, a Spanish Landscape Arts Painter in 19th-Century Europe“ presented by José McClanahan, Modern Languages and Literatures
– “Imagining the Universe: The Collage of Art & Science” presented by Jack Gabel, Physics
- Presentation complementing Joslyn's special exhibition, Poseidon and the Sea (Feb 8 - May 11) presented by Gregory Bucher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CANES).
- “Treasure Found: The Joslyn’s Early Christian Sarcophagus Fragment” presented by Amanda Swisher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies.